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2019 Laser Engraving Report

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8 l Laser Engraving Report 2019 A-E-mag.com • SDGmag.com T wo of the most crucial considerations when laser engraving metals are effective application of marking material on the metal to achieve the best quality engraving while also conserving material; and optimization of your laser settings to ensure your engraving is as attractive and durable as possible. This article provides tips on both points. APPLYING THE MARKING MATERIAL Options for applying marking materials to metal include: • An aerosol spray can • An airbrush system • A Preval sprayer • A paint or foam brush By Ryan Huddleston Ryan Huddleston is the founder of Enduramark, LLC, a company providing metal-marking solutions to the laser engraving community. Ryan has a master's degree in organic chemistry, and became interested in creating the products that led to the creation of Enduramark when he laser engraved water bottles for a sporting goods company he owned. For more information, visit www.enduramark.com. Brands such as LaserBond or CerMark (shown here) are also available for metal marking with a laser. IMAGE COURTESY LASERSKETCH One of the most crucial considerations when laser engraving metals is effective application of marking material on the metal. IMAGE COURTESY RYAN HUDDLESTON Metal-marking material application tips Prepare for Success when Laser Engraving Metal

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